I feel like it was just yesterday that I typed out my 2010 Beauty Resolutions. Where did 2010 go exactly? It just felt like a whirlwind of lipstick, hair, and shoes. *shrugs*
Before I get into what I resolve for 2011, let’s see if I kept up with my resolutions from last year.
*Grow long, thick Oprah hair. While I did very well with growing my hair longer, I decided to 86 the relaxer back in July and haven’t did a length check since. I do recall being amazed at how long a section of my hair was when celeb stylist Gabrielle Corney flat ironed it after installing my current weave. What length is it now? Who knows. And I may not know for a while as I don’t plan on straightening my hair for quite some time. It’ll grow and do its own thing.
*Get the hands of a pampered house wife. Man, my hands were TOW in 2009. Like at any given moment they would look like I was boxing rocks. I’d always do my makeup all pretty, but my hands? They were sadly neglected. *smh* But in 2010 I did keep up with my manicures and tried several longer lasting techniques like OPI Axxium and CND Shellac. Then I decided a regular mani with a top coat like Sally Hansen Mega Shine Extended Wear Top Coat would be my go-to since the polish would last five days without chipping.
Um, just don’t look at my hands at this very moment. I’m in between manicures. :x
1. Get more sleep. The body is a super smart machine. When you go to sleep at night so many things happen to make your body better. Namely your skin goes through its own repair process. Do your body wrong and not give it the proper amount of rest it needs and it can respond by doing things like storing fat in your belly. Let this happen too many times and next thing you know your favorite jeans don’t fit.
I know all too well the effects of not getting enough sleep. My somewhat flat belly will get all puffy and my day is ruined due to the discomfort. Plus a girl’s got to take FULL advantage of all that skin repair (while slathered in night creme) that occurs while she slumbers so she can possibly still get carded in her 40s. They don’t call it beauty sleep for nothing!
I may also stop scheduling my workouts so close to bedtime. That combined with a proper diet and there might be something to the Sleep Diet.
2. Get ready for the versatility and increased style that comes with having natural hair. My current weave is cool and all, but I cannot wait to bring on the kinks! I have not been able to keep my hands out of my kitchen area underneath my weave because the texture of the hair there feels so cool. I’ve sat countless hours in front of the mirror just imagining all the different styles I’ll wear (omg—and all the hair accessories *gasp* and the lipsticks!).
I. CAN. NOT. WAIT!
And that’s that. I had contemplated resolving to buy less makeup in 2011, but who are we kidding? The counters already have the spring collections out and I’ve already started making lists and stashing away some coins. I can always cut away at the cable and cell phone bill.
Do you have any beauty resolutions? If so, share them in the comments :)